UCLA now has its blue chip head coach. The school announced Saturday that it hired Chip Kelly to lead the Bruins, signing him onto a five-year deal worth $23.3 million.
Kelly, who has nearly three decades of coaching experience in college and professional football, will also be offered a $9 million reciprocal buyout.
"I am thrilled to welcome Chip Kelly to Westwood," said director of athletics Dan Guerrero. "His success speaks for itself, but more than that, I firmly believe that his passion for the game and his innovative approach to coaching student-athletes make him the perfect fit for our program. 'Champions Made Here' is more than just a mantra at UCLA, and I'm confident that Chip will lead UCLA Football back to competing for championships."
Kelly will be formally introduced to the UCLA community and to media on campus Monday afternoon...